Photo of the Day Contest
Zanskar by Dariusz Klemens
Friday, 3rd November 2006


by Dariusz Klemens

Ladakh means "land of the high passes". It is located to the north of the mighty Himalayas which completely shield it from the cloud bearing monsoon winds that bring rain to the rest of the subcontinent. This makes it a high altitude desert with a veritable lunar landscape. Glacial melts irrigate precious crops during the short summer. Villagers make their way through glacial scree towards the town of Padum which is the road-head in the remote Zanskar valley.
Equipment: Nikon F5
Dariusz Klemens

Zanskar by Dariusz Klemens was photo of the day on Friday, 3rd November 2006. It is tagged , , . You can leave a comment below.


4th November 2006 at 2:31 am

As a person who loves images, I just love this shot. The background rocks are very impressive. However, the image not only shows the beauty of nature but includes human life; the small group of villagers tightly gathered together is a lovely inclusion. The light in the picture also is beautiful.


28th March 2007 at 4:11 am


Your photo is superb. It doen’t matter where a man is reached now… We all are still small in front of our Mother Nature…

The massive rocks in backgorund makes you realize you are so tiny…

11th June 2007 at 9:44 am

Those rocks are impressive. Yes, we are small in front of nature strenght.


26th June 2007 at 6:51 pm

A wonderful composition, was this a posed photo or a grabshot?

Peter Cooney

5th May 2008 at 12:17 am

I’ve never seen anything like it, amazing and wonderous.

10th August 2008 at 12:08 pm

Great Great shot Dariusz…
Saw your website as well and the photographs are some of the most amazing i’ve ever seen…


7th November 2008 at 8:39 pm

Nature really is surreal. Amazing shot


20th August 2009 at 7:45 pm

Those rocks look like a giant hand


1st September 2009 at 10:28 pm


15th October 2009 at 1:33 pm

Since I am from this region I love this photo more. Excellent!!!!

3rd November 2009 at 2:33 pm

Solid style.

Photos by Nik

6th November 2009 at 8:12 am

Great composition

11th February 2010 at 10:53 pm

Amazing photo of the region and people in light play of the nature – cloud + sun.

Love being Ladakhi and this regions brings me closer to myself and nature through this photo.
Great to have it online.

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